Sunday, October 11, 2009

I like meat!

I'm trying to balance between catching readers up on where we've come from and reporting on where we are/the progress we're making now. This post is about progress we're making now.

One of Z's new phrases is "I like/love...!" One of the first examples of his use of this phrase was a couple of weeks ago when ML offered him ice cream if he would go poo-poo in the potty at Burger King (a long shot, since we haven't had any success at all on the "big potty" yet, but a noble effort). Z's response was "I *love* ice cream!"

If you're just joining us on this journey, um, Z hasn't spoke in sentences up to this point. Six months ago, he had nothing but one-word phrases. When properly motivated, though...

More examples:
- When given some lunch meat last night for dinner, "I love meat!"
- In reference to Sonic video games (which he watches older siblings play; occasionally, but always joyfully), "I like Sonic!"

I don't know where he learned this phrase. It is possible that it came from the dreaded (by adults and siblings) "Y Ga Babba" (Yo Gabba Gabba) of which we own two episodes (bought before we really examined the droning nature of the show). Those have been a recent obsession, and I would love to think that something good has come out of that.

I am being realistic in assuming that the phrase was memorized from somewhere. We're not quite to spontaneous sentences yet. But he's taking a memorized phrase and adapting it to fit the situation, and that is *huge* progress, so we'll take that.

one thing Z likes: his GFCF brownies! (Bob's Red Mill mix)


  1. Thanks for organizing your research (earlier blog) in such a helpful way and sharing your story with others. Parenting is always a challenge but your path has taken especially difficult twists and turns. I admire your openness, faithfulness and creative ingenuity as you parent your special treasures. Thinking of you often.

  2. Cute picture. And you can't forget the phrase in the car the other day "that's amazing!" Hee Hee or "I need to go on the nu nu...'